On the north coast of Cornwall, an apparent act of mercy is repaid by an arrest for murder. Four young women have been accused of the crime. A shocked father calls in a favour at the Home Office. Scotland Yard is asked to review the case. However, Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first Inspector to reach the village. Following in the shoes of a dead man, he is told the case is all but closed. Even as it takes an unexpected personal turn, Rutledge will require all his skill to deal with the incensed families of the accused, the grieving parents of the victim, and local police eager to see these four women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol. Then why hasn't the killing stopped? Sequel to "A fine summer's day", followed by "Racing the devil". 2016.
Inspector Ian Rutledge ; book 18
Todd, Charles. Inspector Ian Rutledge novels
Todd, Charles. Inspector Ian Rutledge novels ; 18.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation.
Police -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Rutledge, Ian (Fictitious character)
Rutledge, Ian (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.